Donald A. Roberts Donald A. Roberts, of Three Rivers CA, passed away unexpectedly on August 30, 2012. Don was born on November 29, 1949 in Visalia, CA to Lila (Criswell) Roberts of Oklahoma and Jack Roberts of Visalia. He was inducted into the Army on October 29, 1969 and served as a Helicopter Mechanic in Vietnam from May 27, 1970 to April 25, 1971. After reporting to Fort Riley, Kansas he was in a helicopter crash and was discharged on May 8, 1972 as a Sergeant. He worked for many years at the Visalia Co-Op Cotton Gin. In 1990 at age 40, he graduated from the Registered Nursing Program at the College of Sequoias. He worked for 18 years as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Room at Kaweah Delta District Hospital and another 5 years in Recovery. His last 6 years were spent at Tulare Regional Medical Center working as a RN Nursing Coordinator in the Operating Room. Don loved to golf, garden, ride his motorcycle and spend time with his children and grandchildren. He participated in many motorcycle runs including: Ride for Red, Bikers United for Kids, Pal's Ride, J P Memorial, and the Poker Run. He is survived by his wife Cecei of Three Rivers, son Derek Roberts and wife Stephanne Roberts and their daughter Alexis of Visalia, daughter Meghan Roberts and her son Psymon Johnson of Visalia, son Ryan Steele of Visalia and Three Rivers, daughter Hannah Roberts of Three Rivers and sister Sharon Roberts of Visalia. He is preceded in death by parents Jack and Lila Roberts. A viewing will be held at Miller Memorial Chapel on Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Memorial Services will also be at Miller Memorial Chapel on September 21, 2012 at 11:00am. 1120 W Goshen Ave, Visalia CA 93291 (559) 732-8371. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to G for Kids at www.gforkids.com.
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta from Sept. 4 to Sept. 5, 2012